Chapter 6. Electrooptics in the Surface-Stabilized State

  1. Prof. Sven T. Lagerwall

Published Online: 21 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527613588.ch6

Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals

Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals

How to Cite

Lagerwall, S. T. (1999) Electrooptics in the Surface-Stabilized State, in Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527613588.ch6

Author Information

  1. Physics Department, Chalmers University of Technology, S-41296 Göteborg, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527298310

Online ISBN: 9783527613588



  • azimuthal;
  • nematic;
  • anisotropy;
  • electrooptic;
  • flexoelectrooptic


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Linear Electrooptic Effect

  • The Quadratic Torque

  • Switching Dynamics

  • The Scaling Law for the Cone Mode Viscosity

  • Simple Solutions of the Director Equation of Motion

  • Electrooptic Measurements

  • Optical Anisotropy and Biaxiality

  • The Effects of Dielectric Biaxiality

  • The Viscosity of the Rotational Modes in the Smectic C Phase